Room

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Federica Roberti reviews the unusual and slow-burning thriller ROOM, adapted from Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel, at the BFI London Film Festival.


Sicario

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At its best, SICARIO arrests attention and has a patience that draws out an incredibly tense atmosphere. Jim Ross reviews.


Death of a Gentleman

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You thought FIFA was corrupt? Take a look at the body governing world cricket.


By Our Selves

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“A truly wholesome watch, maybe even John Clare would have been happy,” writes Faye Gentile.


Life

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Scriptwriter Luke Davies takes a fresh and raw approach to portraying two juxtapositional characters in LIFE, writes Faye Gentile.


Eisenstein in Guanajuato

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One of Britain’s best arthouse auteurs delivers a transgressive tribute to one of Russia’s foremost artists, presenting him as a filmmaker, theorist, and above all as a human being.


96 Ways To Say I Love You

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Love is a broad, deep and many-layered subject, and it’s an ambitious topic in any medium, let alone a short film, writes Jack Stocker.


The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

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Consistently gorgeous to look at and with some extraordinary set-pieces, THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE is, like much of Walerian Borowczyk’s work, likely to be an acquired taste.


Dance Iranian Style

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The director of DANCE IRANIAN STYLE claims he wanted to avoid a sob story, but was there no way to anchor a fiction film in realism while avoiding sentimentalism?


Life in a Fishbowl

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Set just before the financial crisis of 2008, the characters in LIFE IN A FISHBOWL are as dysfunctional as Iceland’s banking system became.


Student Review: The Forest

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Elliot Wright reviews Sinisa Dragin’s story of Romania and its relations with Yugoslavia after the end of World War 2.


Student Review: The Forecaster

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A man wrongly imprisoned for more than a decade on fraud charges is released in 2011, undeterred from his work in economics.


Wojaczek

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This film dealing with a poet’s urge to self-destruct is often unexpectedly, if darkly, funny.


Until I Lose My Breath

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UNTIL I LOSE MY BREATH’s bleakness is its virtue and its fault, writes Sarah Longfield.


Take One On Air 12/09/2015

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Get those tissues ready: it’s the last Take One On Air of 2015. Edd Elliott and Ben Dalton give their round up of this year’s Cambridge Film Festival.